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to have that big an impact on the treasury markets. right now, there's a flight to quality and everybody is coming to the u.s. i think with more important and with the markets will be looking for is how this is handled politically. if the debt ceiling is raised and it's a big victory for president obama, because the republicans play into his hands, then i think it's going to spell, you know, looking forward that there's not going to be any structural changes, that we are going to have our tax increases and so forth. but if the republicans give this to president obama and say, look, we did our best. we wanted to cut spending, we wanted to cut taxes, and you didn't let us. and if president obama is forced to own that, then in november, 2012, there will be a referendum on that question. >> james, i can't help, but think that if we are downgraded, our financial reputation, our standing in the world, takes a hit. so, you know, i press that question, is a downgrade looking ever more likely? >> well, i think whether or not moody's and standard & poors the big credit rating agencies, it's great
seal a budget deal? it doesn't sound like. they did have a big win tuesday with cut, cap and balance. still no debt deal on the table. the clock seems to be ticking very fast. our next guest is pointing the finger at president obama, calling the president clever and slick. what does he mean? we asked karl rove. nice to see you. >> great to see you. >> greta: in add's "wall street journal", you described the president's press conference a week ago you said it was a b -- buff foe performance. i telecommunication a tough of sarcasm, tell me what you mean? >> i mean ironic. it is not sarcastic, i'm being ironic. the president gave an outstanding theatrical performance. he started off by blaming others. we expected them to blame bush. he also blamed the democratic congress. saying they had runaway with the credit card. they were just doing what he was telling them to do. he insisted that others solve the problem. he said within 24 to 46 hours i demand congress give me a plan. he said the worst alternative to come out of this would be if we raise the debt ceiling without taking any steps t
says she manages the migraine with medication and is otherwise healthy. with all of that said, big news out of texas today, the gor rick perry who said he recently feels a calling to national politics has now gotten green light from key constituent, his wife. >> as my wife was talking to me and says get out of your comfort zone. yeah, being governor of texas is a great job. but sometimes you are called to step in to the fray. >> reporter: no word on a timetable yet. unclear whether perry will participate in the straw poll. his aides here tried to respect event facilities and were told they missed the deadline now they're pulling back resources. perhaps he won't participate the straw poll but there is a chance he could be on the debate stage a few days beforehand. >> bret: a lot of flirting he going on. thank you. we'll talk about it in the panel. the man charged with the 2009 fort hood shooting rampage major nidal hasan was arraigned today and faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. the prosecution is seeking the death penalty. we'll show y
know they are all big boys. and i suspect that speaker boehner in a few minutes. again, can you see what we are waiting on, speaker boehner, we believe within minutes is going to come before cameras and microphones there in the pressroom in the house and give his response to the president's comments. i know they are big boys but the president did go after republicans, especially house republicans. and especially house tea party republicans in this session. does that make it harder to deal or do they just sort of -- >> yeah, probably. but i mean the president has been doing this all along. he did it more forcefully today than he has in the past. remember when he gave the speech at george washington university paul ryan who had pointed out a budget and risks about these things and the president went after him about it it's not the first time. i suspect it's not going to be the last. boehner has a difficult job but simple task. he needs to show up at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning that something that house republicans, 218 of them can agree on them. something that's long overdue. i was re
called worse. could we have a deal? welcome everyone, we're here on sunday because it could be a big day for our whole entire country. >> and the news is whether we've got a deal or not. shortly after ten o'clock last night. harry reid said you know, i was going to have everybody show up in the mid feel the night and take a vote at 1 a.m. and he received word from the white house that apparently, the white house and this really hacks him off, you know, because it kind of bypasses him, and former speaker pelosi, dealing directly with mitch mcconnell, joe biden 6789 it sounds like they've got a deal, and close to a deal and some of of the frame work as well to talk about it. yeah, it looks like it's been going back and forth and take a look, it looks like debt ceiling increase, 1.2 trillion to 2.4 last night last through the night and living in my office, as high as 2.8 trillion dollars in debt ceiling increases, spending cuts have to be about the same amount commensurate. >> dollar for dollar. >> at least if not more. >> and guys, there's a little bit of wrangling whether or not that bala
of the united states of america. and the craziest part -- >> the u.n. wants to spend a big chunk of that money on things that have nothing to do with climate change in third world countries. stuart varney is here to weigh in on this. so where does this come from? where does the money come from and where would they like to see it go? >> where do you want to start on this one? this shows you how totally out of wack the global warming community is with american public opinion. what the u.n. says is this -- we need $1.9 trillion each and every year for 40 years in order to solve the climate problem worldwide and to reduce poverty and hunger worldwide. so they're bringing in poverty and hunger along with climate change. >> it's not all green. it's poverty, hunger and everything else. >> but you cannot eradicate poverty and hunger without going green because if you don't go green, you increase poverty and hunger. you got it? >> so where is this money expected to come from and how much is coming from the united states? >> ok, we contribute 22% of the united nations budget so theoretically, if this
something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> sean: that was budget director lew talking about the debt negotiations. he says the president wants to do something substantial. we found out how hollow that pledge is. the administration announced if the republicans cut cap and balance pledge were to pass the house and senate, president crybaby would veto this the plan gaining momentum tackles america's fiscal crisis making mandatory spending reductions that would reduce the deficit, cap spending at 18% of the gdp and send to the states a balanced budget amendment to the u.s. constitution. those measures would prevent this president from pursuing his reckless tax and spend agenda, which explains why he's opposed to it. joining me with his take south carolina senator lindsey graham. how are you? >> good, thanks for having me. >> sean: it is simple to me. this is the moment of truth. they election in 2010, the biggest mid term in 70 years. i'll quote president obama, we won, conservatives won. cut, cap and balance, do you support it? >> tot
. >> and in box three: another big dust storm in arizona causing travel and power problems. "good morning america" that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. in "studio b" but, first, from fork at 3:00 in new york, 8:00 p.m. in london where a dramatic day wrapped up of testimony in the news of the world phone i would like to say one sentence: this is the most humble day my life. >>shepard: our boss measure doctor testifying today before british lawmakers about the controversy at our company's now defunct tabloid "news of the world," which is the parent company of fox news channel. he is telling a parliamentary committee he was shocked, appalled, and ashamed, when he heard allegations that employees of the paper hacked into the voice mail of a teenage murder victim. both he and his son, the deputy chief operating officer expressing deep regret. >> i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are to particularly the victim's illegal voice mail interception and to their families. it is a matter of great regret of mine, my father, and everyone at news corporation and these are
in the lower righthand corner, you choose, what do you want to see? this very big baby, a newborn giraffe? the most efficient government building in america? that's choice number two. and number three, los angeles guy who finds a way to put hundreds of gallons of gas in his tank, but well, he could go to jail for what he did. we'll tell you about it, if it's the one you pick. your must-see moment of the day. you vote, foxnews.com, happening now, it's your other news source. julie: a fox news alert for you and a power plant implosion that we are awaiting in frisco, texas, this power plant has served texas for 50 years and it will come crumbling down just minutes from now, it is the retired colon power plant in frisco. as soon as that happens, we'll bring you that amazing picture. we never get sick of implosions. jon: what goes up must come down. julie: there you go, live tv for you! jon: right now a stunning turnaround in the sexual assault case against dominic strauss-kahn, prosecutors agreeing to free the former chief of the international monetary fund on his own reconnaissance, that mea
name kidnap her. that was a big fat lie. warm welcome for soldiers returning home from war. more than 50 national guard troops returned to cedar rapids, iowa, after spending a year in afghanistan. about 2800 men and women will return home to the area in the next few days. this is the largest deployment that the state has seen since world war ii. and those are your headlines. >> let's talk about what's going on. couple of days ago, we heard the president of the united states say don't call my bluff, eric cantor and i'll take my case directly to the american people. today, the president is going to take his case to the american people. he has a press conference this morning at 11:00 a.m. >> we'll see what he says again. there's no talks today, folks. they've been doing them every day this week. there was a rumor maybe they'd go to camp david this weekend but not sure if that's going to happen. no talks today. >> fascinating to see after an hour and 19 minutes yesterday that eric cantor did not say a word today, yesterday, and on thursday. now the president for the second time this week
't get licensing for all sorts of things like fishing and what not be, and it's a big recreational state. it cost the state millions in be lost revenue from lottery sales, tax audits, park fees and licensing fees, so on and so forth, but now they can go ahead. some state officials now saying, though, it may take some time to get programs back up and running so they can be moneymakers again for the state. and those 22,000 state employees can go back to work, but it's kind of a phase-in situation. so the big headline in all of this is the longest-running state shutdown in a decade in this country now has come to a close with the governor making an agreement with leading republicans in the state of minnesota. now back to you guys. jenna: hi, everybody, so glad you're joining us today, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. we are here in the fox newsroom and "happening now," brand new numbers in the race for the white house. "the wall street journal" poll shows tea party favorite michele bachmann is surging. jenna: she's not the national leader, though, that title goes to mitt romney. jon:
between himself and michele bachmann. >> big difference between talking and getting stuff done. and i get stuff done. >> it's the latest chantner the rivalry of the two minnesota candidates for the republican presidential nomination, which boiled over yesterday, with pawlenty having spent almost two weeks saying bachmann has no congressional accomplishments to speak of, bachmann had enough. in a sunday statement, she fired back saying "i've fought against irresponsible spending while governor pawlenty was leading a multimillion dollar budget mess in minnesota." later the bachmann campaign added on healthcare mandates, climate change and wall street bail-outs there's very little daylight between governor pawlenty's record and the obama administration's." this back and forth comes with pawlenty still trailing bachmann in the polls. for bachmann, the verbal sparring seems to come with at least some risk. it will likely draw even more attention to the iowa straw poll, less than three weeks away, and pawlenty seems to have the advantage of a larger, deeper iowa organization. the straw poll bal
the cliff thelma and louise style but 43% of independents say what's the big deal? >> what's the pugh research? they only talk to 764 people. >> they did it all yesterday afternoon. >> by the way, we have a panel of independent voters coming up to see how they're feeling about the debt ceiling debate because obviously, they are the coveted group. >> that panel, 765. >> all right. >> a little bit bigger. >> we go to a panel of one. steve winn is the ceo of winn resorts. they have those casinos and stuff like that in vegas. he was on a conference call with investors and investment banks yesterday and he really let the president of the united states have it. we've got some quotes from the conference call. he says, here you go. "i'm saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime. and i can prove it and i can spend the next three hours giving you examples of all of us in this marketplace that are frightened to death about all the new regulations, our health care costs escalate, regulations coming from left
quickly. that's still four or five years away and maybe deep space beyond. that's where the big questions are, whether we're going to follow through on that promise. >> you just described to us earlier how this is a record breaking crowd there at the kennedy space center. tell us what happened when the shuttle landed. >> for the first time in my coverage of the space shuttle landings, there was a huge round of applause as it landed. a lot of excitement. and there certainly is the sense of wow, this is really it. this is the very final time we're going to see this down. it's a little bit of a drag that it was predawn. it's really hard to see. usually see the shuttle approaching the runway because the lighting change on the runway lights being obscured by the shuttle coming in but then come flying behind us on the runway with a big parachute out dragging it down to a slower speed but certainly there was a lot of pride, i think, here watching this end of an era and, of course, you know, we had the big private commercial taxi service you mentioned, tom, in october, i believe, the big falcon l
point. that's not a big deal. a lot of that is tied to greece and not what's happening in washington, is it not? >> reporter: let's put this into perspective. broadly speaking you could say the following. if there is no deal on this debt problem by that deadline in early august, if there is no deal you will probably see the stock market retreat big time. if surprise surprise there is a deal, and the debt ceiling is raids and we borrow some more money and we don't default, you can expect stocks to go straight up. that's the situation we are in. what i'm saying is you are going to see an awful lot of up and down with your money hour by hour. that's the way this week is going to be. bill: stuart varney. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is saying she is sure a debt deal with be reached. >> i'm confident congress will do the right thing and secure a deal on the debt ceiling. and work with president obama to take the steps necessary to improve our long-term fiscal outlook. bill: no coincidence she made those comments in hong kong. can both side make a deal? senator ron johnson, a ne
the moments. americans are outraged you have to big chunk of americans that still believe that she was guilty in this case and even though she was proven not guilty, many say that doesn't mean she was innocent. and protesters were out there, outside of the jail, waiting for casey to leave just outraged take a listen to what some people were saying. >> we're just out here, we don't care if it's raining, where the thunder is, we're out here. >> it's an important thing to boycott casey, that she gets no money, protest that this kill ser getting out. that she had such a jury trial that was as much a joke. six-year-old would have made a more conscientious decision. >> sheet's definitely guilty. >> and dave mentioned the facebook, there's the i hate casey anthony facebook page. 45,000 now. >> dave: it's up now 48,755 and i would imagine that list will continue to grow throughout the days and weeks ahead. >> clayton: another one, an f-casey anthony page. more than 775,000 individuals on that. so they were choosing between the two facebook pages the i hate casey anthony page and another one. >> ainsl
's casey anthony released shortly after midnight. last night -- night before last. the big question now is where did she go? >> right, where is she? >> where did she go? we know that after the courthouse right there, they went in a series of cars over to a parking garage where her attorney was. next thing you know, we don't know. >> possibly the old switch-a-roo there. >> she's facing the possibility of some lawsuits so she can't completely disappear so we may see her popping up again. right now, we don't know where she is and that's incredible really when you think about the amount of attention that this has gotten and that everyone knows what she looks like. >> it was amazing. had to go through some precautions. for a woman without a budget, it's amazing the amount of money we were spending on her, her safetyher future for now anyway or maybe somebody is keeping a tab because she probably will be coming into some money soon. they called up her parents and said do us a favor, show up at the hotel, excuse me, at the prison, and go -- and be a good decoy for the press who are going t
was a big month for american auto makers. cite her says -- chrysler says sales was up 30%. general motors and ford report 10% increases. toyota and honda were off more than 21%. home construction fell 2.1% in may. overall, construction spending was down .6 of a percentage point. it could be four years before the construction returns to healthier levels. manufacturerring activity was up a bit in june after the worth month in two years in may. stocks ended the week on a high note. dow gained 168.5. s&p 500 up 19. nasdaq finished up 2.5. >>> governors in two midwestern states find themselves under fire tonight. one for not getting a budget deal done and another for the budget dealhe did get done. correspondent mike tobin has that story from chicago. >> with protesters already outside his door, ohio republican governor john kasich dove deeper in controversy signing a budget that closes a $6- to $8 billion budget gap with deep and painful cuts. hardest hit are private nursing homes with a #% reduction in medicaid funding. the powerful ohio healthcare lobby responded with a dramatic add campaig
warren buffett and i agree. he is making mistakes. >> laura: the "the washington post" had a big front pager. apparently everybody from dianne feinstein, barbara were reportedly really upset and demanding answers from the top guy there jack lou on what this deal is w. boehner saying wait a second. >> you may be about to sell us out here. the democrats actually could, some are thinking, be the ones to scuttle any deal in the senate because of cuts, actually. >> bill: well, and this is the president's major mistake. he is not articulated to anybody what his vision is for getting out of this debt jam. let's be really simple because i'm a simple guy as you know, laura. first thing is under president obama we are now running up a debt at $4 billion a day. all right? nobody has ever come close in the history of this country to spending this much money $4 billion every single day is added to the debt. that's on the president's plate. he can make excuses for it he can do a little dance, but that is the fact, jack. so now the president has to say here's how i'm going it get the debt down, exact
vulnerable to a stock, a european debt crisis pops up again or you get another big natural disaster. are we headed for a double dip? >> boy, i sure hope not. but these signs, just what happened the last few weeks, you've had more companies, paul, as you know, laying off workers, major companies like sisco, nobody's hiring right now. the housing market stinks. consumers aren't spending, so you just wonder where the job growth is going to come from. and obama is in a bit of a vice here right now. because they spent the 800 billion dollars in 2009 and 2010 to prop up the economy, and you've got a little bump up in the economy from that and now the debt is so big, you can't continue to borrow, so i think that keynesian economics have run its course. >> paul: they have thrown every part of the keynesian arsenal at this, near zero it rates for two and a half years, cash for clunkers, mortgage policy, housing tax credits and here we are under 2% growth and 9% unemployment. what's the lesson of the policy choice sns. >> well, the short lesson they don't work and steve is right, if the president rea
. there are a lot of breaking details regarding the dates and there could be a big face injected into it as well. we'll tell you about it shortly. big blowup in washington that everybody is talking about. >> clayton in for brian today. good to have you. headlines for you first. there are no leads this morning on who is responsible for a deadly triple bombing in mumbai, india that killed 17 people. the simultaneous bombings in three separate neighborhoods described as a coordinated terror attack. 131 other people are hurt. 23 critically. investigators believe it may be revenge for police pressure on home grown terrorists. this morning, four people are dead after a homicide bomber attacked a memorial service for the half brother of afghanistan president hamid karzai. 15 others were hurt in this attack on a kandahar mosque. wally karzai was assassinated on tuesday. he was shot at close range, apparently by a confidant. the taliban has claimed responsibility for his murder. thousands paid their respects for an 8-year-old boy murdered in his brooklyn, new york, neighborhood. he went missing monday on his
. the president came out and said republicans, you have to do a big deal and by the way, if you are thinking about an interim plan, forget it, i'm not going to do it. >> i found it interesting because he basically said both sides had to get used to some sacrifice. brian, you and i had the debate yesterday on radio whether or not he would have that particular tone. but that's what he said. i found it interesting he said we should attack this right now, although a month ago he wasn't even involved in these talks. you have to ask him why the sudden urgency now. the other question is is that august 2nd deadline, could tim geithner just push that date a little bit more down the road or is that hard and firm? >> well, here is the -- >> it's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. we might as well do it now. pull off the bandaid, eat our peas. now is the time to do it. if not now, when? i'm prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. and i expect the other side should be willing to do the same thing if they mean what they say. >> it's amazing. yesterday the presid
thought it was going to be resolved, the nfl labor situation hits snoer big snag. >> this is amazing, the owners say we've ratified a deal. let's play ball and open up the gates on saturday. the players say wait a second, we haven't read the whole thing. how dare you end the longest standout and lockout in this league without our permission? listen. >> we can all work quickly expeditiously and get this agreement done. it's time to get back to football. that's what everybody here wants to do. >> i've never seen anything like that. the players wanted more time to study the last minute changes. they have a lot more players than owners. now they feel a little stand-offish, the delay means camps won't open tomorrow, perhaps and the hall of fame game that is the official launch for the preseason which is the nfl season is canceled. and every week of preseason that is canceled, average loss of $200 million for players and owners. >> big deal. >> can't we all just get along? >> how can you end a fight without the other person's permission? how can you end a stand-off without the other per
said he would like a big plan in terms of making substantial cuts to show we are serious about cutting the deficit. he would also like us to carry the nation through the 2012 election, but today the white house chief of staff was asked about the two-stage or two-tier plan. here is how he responded. >> if there are two steps fine, but do not of a step in the second part that lets the political system show us dysfunction. get this deficit ceiling put off perhaps after the election but more importantly putting that off and giving certainty and lifting the cloud of default is begin a serious discussion and action on the deficit. >> reporter: so the way things stand, there are conversations going on the hill and lawmakers on the hill. at this point it's not clear necessity can achieve a breakthrough. the stumbling block continues to be revenues or cutting tax loopholes, however you want to look at it. >> gregg: asian markets will be open shortly. market reaction to a deal or no deal. thank you very much. catch more of chris wallace interview with john boehner and he talked to the treasury-s
's the big question, right? >> looking at the influence of the freshmen today, in general they believe and have very involved local voters to back them up that they were elected in 2010 with a mission to, reign in big government, specifically big government spending, and this debt ceiling debate fits right into that. here's more from one freshman tea partier. >> it would allow the debt ceiling to go up, but only if we had significant cuts, statutory caps and balanced budget amendment and there's a growing movement with that. we met with leadership, we met with majority leader eric cantor and were trying to impress upon them that we need to be for something as republicans, we need to define what we're for. >> senator paul says this is a fight, quote, too important to give up. jon. jon: what kind of influence do the new members have, though? >> well, republicans are in the minority and the senate, so less there, but in the house they're in the majority and tea partiers, or those who agree with the tea party on fiscal issues, among the 87 how freshmen have not been shy about staking their
with fake documents to get real passports and then come to the u.s. and a big part of the problem is that countries aren't sharing information with each other. part of this government accountability office report says "even when countries have terrorist screening information, they may not have reciprocal relationships to share such information or other traveler information such as passenger airline lists with other countries to limit the ability of preventing travel of known or suspected terrorists." even though a passport can't kill someone, it can help a bad guy get in position to do some serious damage. >> travel documents are the same as weapons to terrorists. they can't carry out their plots without them. with our partners, and again, some of that is out of our control. we're closer to a c. >> and this gao report deals heavily with the breakdown, basically in communication with other countries. here at home, though, we are not perfect because since november 2001, just a few weeks after 9/11, there have been 25,000 security breaches at u.s. airports. that's about seven a day a
amendment rights. >> a big part of it is how well you're doing it. i did a survey and i asked people who are voters whether they watch fox news or not and i found that 67% of republicans watch fox news several times a week or more. that you knew. but 54% of independents watched it several times a week or more. and 21% of democrats watched it several times a week or more. so there really is an effort here to try to demonize a source of information. and, you know, you guys don't make this stuff up. the stuff you're reporting is stuff that's happening. you know, pugh research did a study during the last campaign that as far as i'm concerned is definitive. they looked at the fox news stuff. not like we're doing now which is opinion. but the news part. the 6:00 and 7:00 news broadcast. and they did the number of seconds that were devoted to positive and negative coverage of each candidate. and the only network that came close to parody between positive and negative on obama and on mccain was fox news. the others were skewed four and five to 1 negative on mccain and positive on obama. >> spea
today's astronauts did to get set for a mighty big flight. >> two stager... command in the center. shepard: all as we prepare for sts 135, the final mission. shepard: and good morning again from kennedy space center, along the space coast in florida, and, right now we're waiting for the grand finale of the american space shuttle odyssey. we have just gotten word from forecasters at nasa the last few minutes they are cautiously optimistic that the weather may hold, and there was just a 30% chance of acceptable weather and we're told we're on target for an 11:26 lift off for the international space station. now there's a lot of cloud but the ceiling is high and the worry was there would be spotty showers here and there and the shuttle cannot take that. the rain could damage heat shields and would be difficult to return should it go into the atmosphere, an estimated 750,000 people have come here to watch this happen and a live look at the space shuttle and the four american astronauts preparing for this historic mission. a 12-day voyage, set to end when atlantis returns to earth on t
you know them as three doors down, they've had all kinds of platinum records and big time hits. they'll be performing live on our concert stage out on the plaza today. and of course, famous dave's cooking up barbecue all morning long so if you're in the neighborhood, stop by 48th and sixth avenue, not a free concert but free breakfast and you might meet clayton morris. >> if you're lucky. i won't make any promises. friends e-mailed me last night, three doors down, huge fans. >> that could be three drawers down baseed on that guy in the video. he was in his drawers. that's a wake-up call. that guy in his drawers as well as your headlines this morning. he didn't want to kill terrorists in afghanistan perhaps because he wanted to kill americans right here at home. awol soldier may have been inspired by al-qaida cleric copycat to the ft. hood massacre, they are checking into that following his arrest and confession that he wanted to, "get even" with the army allegedly plotting two attacks near the base. the suspected gunman in the original attack had direct contact with awlaki. yesterday
warren warren buffett and i agree. he is making mistakes. >> laura: the "the washington post" had a big front pager. apparently everybody from dianne feinstein, barbara were reportedly really upset and demanding answers from the top guy there jack lou on what this deal is w. boehner saying wait a second. >> you may be about to sell us out here. the democrats actually could, some are thinking, be the ones to scuttle any deal in the senate because of cuts, actually. >> bill: well, and this is the president's major mistake. he is not articulated to anybody what his vision is for getting out of this debt jam. let's be really simple because i'm a simple guy as you know, laura. first thing is under president obama we are now running up a debt at $4 billion a day. all right? nobody has ever come close in the history of this country to spending this much money $4 billion every single day is added to the debt. that's on the president's plate. he can make excuses for it he can do a little dance, but that is the fact, jack. so now the president has to say here's how i'm going it get the debt down,
in a very big and vital state of new york. >> most importantly, one, the white house says it's not true and secondly, biden himself, he's been the target of getting off a ticket since january of 2009. when hillary clinton was going to take it over and that would be the smart thing to do politically. as much as people might have strong feelings about vice president biden, i think that for president obama, he's been a good vice president. he marches his soldiers on. he does the bidding. and he -- i think there's no reason for it to change but also this, while i respect the reporter and i'm sure he's got good sources, i just don't see what changing courses mid stream and getting the governor from new york gets you >> you can tell how much the white house doesn't want to talk about something when they dump it out on a friday. according to the economic council of advisors, they've come out with their seventh quarterly report and what they said is the stimulus, remember, it was going to save us from big -- >> save or create three million jobs. >> it was going to do that. it didn't do that. o
. they think in the long run it will be effective in a big debate like this. bret? >> bret: ed, thank you. stocks were again down today to close what was the worst week in a year. the dow dropped 97, the s&p 500 gave back 8 1/3, the nasdaq dropped 10. fuel to the fire in the debt ceiling debate. peter barnes breaks down the number. >> high gas prices and weak income gains for workers have the economy growing at its slowest six-month pace since the economic recovery began early last year. the government said today that gdp grew at just a 1.3% annual rate in the second quarter, well below expectations. but the shocker was a huge downward revision of the number for the first quarter. growth originally clocked in at 1.9%, but now the government says it grew at just .4 of a president. for the president, the numbers were too bad to ignore, even as he pressured republicans to cut a deal with him on the debt ceiling to help the econom >> on a day when we've been reminded how fragile the economy already is, this is one burden we can lift ourselves. we can end it with a simple vote. >> the administ
a big misunderstanding. the 18-year-old placed what was feared to be a bomb near the beam structure in chicago's millennium park. it wasn't a bomb. it was two bricks duct taped together with wires hanging out of it, a prop from a sci-fi costume he wore to a convention. he was charged with disorderly conduct. a scare for defense secretary leon panetta. three rockets slammed into baghdad's green zone on day two of his visit there. the secretary is fine and no one else was hurt. panetta flew to baghdad from afghan t afghanistan and he's meeting with leaders there and meeting with u.s. troops. early wake-up call on the shuttle atlantis. >> ♪ i get knocked down i get back up again i get knocked down i get back up again ♪ >> seems like i just heard it on the radio yesterday. waking up to the song and today they will be supplying a supply module on the outside of the international space station using a robotic arm and they'll prepare for a space walk tomorrow. meantime, nasa keeping a close eye on some space degree that could come dangerously close to the space station. the duke and d
. consumers are certainly cutting back, sales of big ticket items like cars and appliances tumbling more than 4%, and that's really effecting our economic growth. we're going to be talking more about this throughout the show today. >>> so that's our first headline but one of many as we start off this friday morning. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. dramatic new developments in that debt standoff in washington, and we are all over them. president obama speaking just moments ago urging republicans and democrats to reach some kind of compromise. he's warning the u.s. will lose its top credit rating if it falls into an unprecedented default. jenna: and it could lose that rating anyway. that's something we've been hearing a lot this week, that despite some of the decisions made in d.c., we could still see a downgrade. now, the political standoff as we know it is escalating this hour. a senior gop official, a house aide, i should say, telling fox news that house republicans will pass their debt plan today. we thought that yesterday. we'll see if it happens today. a bill that se
hikes as well. >> that's the big sacrifice? one of their big cuts is a trillion dollars out of the defense budget because they figured out that the iraq war is winding down so afghanistan is also winding down and that's the trillion dollars they thought they'd save but they don't list anything with the harry reid plan and not to look at entitlements, how could you possibly say we're taking a hard look and making tough decision abouts the future of our -- of the country economically and not look at entitlements when even the president of the united states has had a problem. let's look at john boehner. he says, all right, i'll raise the debt ceiling. this is what i mean by a two phased plan. just a trillion dollars and we'll have $1.2 trillion in cuts by the end of the year. the future cuts will be commissioned and sent up after they commission a bipartisan panel to decide, you know, republicans or democrats to decide which will be cut and what shouldn't. >> and apparently, it would be along the lines of the cut, cap and balance as you can see right there. here is something th
. >> it was a big vote in the house today, what's going to happen with your 401k on the outcome of that vote. >> we have to focus on gretchen's 401k. >> revealing all, gretchen? >> no. next on the rundown, who knew john mccain was a fan of "lord of the rings"? >> tea party hobbitts could return to mother earth. >> why he's turning on republicans, the tea party ones at least in the debt debate. >> and these two soldiers served together but did not come home together. now they are side by side at arlington national cemetery but their friendship lives on through an amazing story that both of their families are here to share and that's coming up. >> happy birthday, elizabeth berkeley! that actress turns 39 today. and i'll list her movies in the break. ♪ [ female announcer ] erybody loves that cushiony feeling. uh oh. i gotta go. [ female announcer ] and with charmin ultra soft, you can get that same cushiony feeling you love while still using less. charmin ultra ft has extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. so you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. ah. [ femalennounce
is it the big question of default and whether or not it would indeed have to happen? weigh in, you can see what other folks are saying there, we'll check back in on that survey in a little while. let's go for a moment to the state of alabama where educators are raising concerns about the state's new immigration law. the people who run the school district are complaining that following that law may put them at risk of losing federal funding. jonathan serrie has that story live from atlanta. >> reporter: sponsors of the new law say it's going to give alabama taxpayers an accurate assessment of just how much they pay each year to support public services, including education for illegal immigrants. but some public school officials say it places them in an uncomfortable position. some alabama educators fear the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigration could jeopardize millions of dollars of federal funding for public schools. at issue is one provision requiring schools to report the number of undocumented students they enroll. phoenix city school superintendent larry dechera says it's eu
a blank check today. this is just not going to happen. >> so is it about the american people or one big re-election campaign? we report, you decide. >> meanwhile, the united states government arming a mexican drug cartel for war? and when people said hey, this doesn't smell right, a brand new report says that's when the cover-up began. yes, the cover-up, brian. >> yes, a grandmother confronted by a naked intruder. >> again? >> not in my house! >> be strong. there's always a way to protect yourself. use it! >> but this crook picked on the wrong lady. "fox & friends" the right show for you because we start right now. >> come on in, folks and welcome to our tuesday telecast. we have lots to talk about because the president of the united states and the speaker of the house last night decided it was time to go in front of the american public to make their case. >> again? as brian just said about the other story, again? >> right. >> how many times do we have to have a press conference to try to figure out what the hell to do with our debt? it's one press conference after another and i thin
. [ jack ] yeah, ts is pretty good. don't you have a big race today? don't worry, kevin, i've got it all covered. (cheering crowd) track announcer: and jamie mcmurray wins the brickyard 400. how'd we do? announcer: check out huge clearance savings at bass pro shops and our upcoming fall hunting classic. he was all like "oh no, i cannot do investing." next thing you know he's got a stunning portfolio. shhhh, you're welcome. [ male announcer ] e-trade. investing unleashed. >> all right. glad you're up. the debt ceiling deadline quickly approaching. we're less than one week away from possible default. so how will washington come together on a solution before tuesday's deadline? will they at all? former advisor to president bill clinton and author of "revolt" dick morris now joins us. dick, i know you have a lot to say about this and how this is all playing out. first off, as for the president, is this drama working for him? >> no. no, it's working against him. ultimately, whenever washington is a mess, it's the president that gets blamed for it. now, of course, republicans in congress get
still face some challenges. you know, this economy took a big hit. there are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery. bill: republicans are going to jump all over that, they have already, but here is what you think about politically, stuart n. 2012 and that is this, david plouffe said this week that americans are not voting on the unemployment rate. what do you make of that? because the unemployment rate is a reflection of the hardship so many are experiencing now. >> he said that americans don't look closely at the unemployment rate when they vote, they look at their own personal situation. well, come november of 2012, if in their own personal situation they are surrounded by economic pain, layoffs of all kinds, with very close or no movement in the economy, if they are personally surrounded by pain they're not going to be very happy. bill: there's a lot of pain out there. we hear a lot of talk now about a double-dip recession. watch that. stuart, thank you. >>> wall street not liking what it sees, stock futures tumbling on the news. the dow had been on the rebound of late,
's been called a heat dome. we'll tell you where that is, it sits over a big portion of the country. stay cool. >> i'm hot and sweaty. >> it's like sitting in a sauna all day long. >> hot and tired. it makes you, you know, lose your energy quick. [ male annocer ] things seem better with travelocity's best price guarantee. our girl's an architect. our boy's a genius. we are awesome parents! biddly-boop. [ male announcer ] if you find a lower rate on a room you've booked, we won't just match it. we'll give you $50 towards your next trip. [ gnome ] it's go time. patti ann: minnesota's state government is back in business. democratic governor mark dayton signing a budget deal ending the neigh's longest state government shutdown in a decade. >> it destroyed minnesota's reservist standing for a state of responsible government and a balanced government and one that's not going to be hijacked by the tea party intransigence. patti ann: republicans have stood their ground on not raising taxes, but minnesota's budget deal relies on borrowing, so leaders on both sides of the isle concede -- aisle con
, on a big news day. we welcome you to america's news headquarters and lawmakers are racing against the clock, to finalize the possible deal before a scheduled vote on a democratic senate plan in three hours, and house speaker john boehner says he's hopeful and lawmakers will craft a package that can earn bipartisan support. >> i'm not going to put any deadlines but i think it is clear, should be clear to all of you, that senator mcconnell and i believe that we are going to be able to come to some agreement to end the crisis, as soon as possible. thanks. >> peter doocy live from washington with more, and what do you know about the phones deal. >> reporter: a senior republican leadership source told us what is in the framework of the tentative deal between republicans and the white house and it likes lot like the original boehner plan, but, with the timeline the president wanted. it would take us through 2013 and here's specific, a $3 trillion plan, that would raise the debt ceiling between 2.1 and $2.4 trillion. and cut a trillion dollars in spending right now, and, put together a special com
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